A boulder sample was studied for its unusual U content. Analyses of U-series nuclides within the rock matrix perpendicular to an assumed fracture face show abrupt pulse-like concentration distributions with very low concentrations of U daughters. Both Th-230/U-234 and Pa-231/U-235 activity ratios are low, indicating recent U accumulation into the rock. Matrix diffusion is tested as a possible cause for the experimental observations. We assume that the diffusion process was triggered and controlled by rock expansion, strong mixing of different water types and rapid land uplift at the end phase of the last glaciation.
|Series||Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings|
|Conference||Scientific Basis for Nuclear Management XIX|
|Period||27/11/95 → 1/12/95|